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Man arrested for allegedly raping American tourist in central Paris

Paris (CNN)A 23-year-old man has been investigated for alleged rape aggravated by drunkenness, the Paris Public Prosecutor's Office told CNN. ,arrested.

Authorities have not released the suspect's name or nationality. The investigation was launched on Tuesday.

The woman, a 27-year-old American tourist, was raped in a public toilet in her 4th arrondissement in central Paris last weekend, a source close to the incident told CNN. Told. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to professional norms, said she declined to tell CNN when the arrest was made.

French police said she refused to tell CNN.

The attacked area is a tourist attraction with many famous landmarks of the French capital, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pompidou Center.

Paris is conducting special police operations near major tourist attractions this summer. Paris police interrogated 16 of her and searched more than 60 people near the Eiffel Tower from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning, according to a police statement.